Wow, what a week I just had...I think this is the longest I've gone without doing ANY paper crafting in a LONG time! (My longest "non" scrapping period was in 2005 when I moved to sunny CA)...just coming from PA where (nice sunny days are at a premium) every day in CA it was sunny, I thought I had to spend my time outdoors...after all, that's what we always did in PA, right???? Well after about a year of "playing" outside almost every day, I finally realized it REALLY IS called "sunny" California for a reason, lol...and I was finally able to open all those crafting boxes I brought with me so I could get down to business again....ahhhhhh...what fun that was!
Now, back to this past week...I had an AWESOME National Scrapbooking weekend:) Last Thursday I assisted a vendor setting up their booth at the SD Scrapbook Expo...boy did I get a workout! My legs were stiff all the way through the weekend...I went from there to teach my first "Frugal Scrapping" class at EA. It was a HUGE hit!!! My next frugal scrapping class is on May 18th. I plan to make the frugal scrapping classes a monthly series. Check here for details on the May class:)
Friday morning I was back at the expo at 6:30 a.m. to "volunteer" at will call. That was loads of fun, too...from there I went to EA where I worked well into the evening at EA's National Scrapbooking "fiesta-ivities". They had an awesome crop where loads of fun was had by all. I then returned to EA on Saturday afternoon for an afternoon/evening leading the mnt's for the Saturday crop. By Sunday I was exhausted....and...all scrapped out!
I did place a HUGE order with SEI...they had soooo many $1 items available, so what's a frugal scrapper to do????? Shop, of course! My first shipment arrived today, whoo hoo! The first thing I worked on was a MOTHER word book for Mother's Day. I never really got into the word books before, but when they are only a $1, how can you pass them up? I just checked the site and don't see the $1 items anymore, but you should bookmark their site. They have great stuff and I'm sure they'll have a sale like this again:)
As soon as I empty the memory card on my camera, I'll share some pics with you:)
Boy am I glad my "burn out" has passed...Happy Scrappin' days are ahead, I can just feel it:)
Thanks for visiting:)
Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)